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Public Health Nurse (Wirral)

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust
£28,407 to £34,581 a year pa (pro rata)
Closing date
26 Nov 2023

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Band 5
Contract Type
Part Time
Public Health Nurse: Wirral 0-19 -Birkenhead - 30 hours per week.

Do you fancy a career with an award winning integrated health and care NHS Foundation Trust?

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trustis an innovative and forward-thinking organisation, delivering high quality health and care services to the populations of Wirral, Cheshire East and West, St Helens and Knowsley.

Main duties of the job

We take great pride in being an open, trusting and compassionate organisation. The Trust is committed to promoting and building a team that enhances inclusion, diversity and equality. We strongly believe that working together with our partners, listening to and engaging with our patients, service users and their families we can make a real difference to the lives of local people within our communities.

We currently deliver outstanding0-19 and 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Servicesacross Wirral, Cheshire East and St Helens, supporting over 207,000 children and young people. Our dedicated, innovative and forward thinking children and young people's services have a positive impact on the health and wellbeing of families in our communities.

We work closely with our commissioners and partners to deliver the best possible services for the children, young people and families.

If you are an enthusiastic and forward thinking nurse who wants to make a real difference to children and their families then this could be the opportunity you have been looking for, offering a variety of work to the successful candidate that will include public health and safeguarding .

You should possess excellent organisational, communication and interpersonal skills together with an ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team. An in depth knowledge of the current health agenda relating to children's services is essential.

About us

You will be joining a proactive skill mixed team working together to deliver the Healthy Child Programme As part of the 0-19 Service which includes Health Visiting and School nursing you will be working closely with other local statutory, health and voluntary agencies to provide accessible, person centred packages of care in response to individual and local need. The post to to support children and young people in the heart of Birkenhead. You will be a part of a multi disciplinary team striving for the best outcomes for children and young people.

About the Trust

Our local and community based services support people to live well and independently, including:
  • 0-19 / 0-19+ Health and Wellbeing Services
  • Community Nursing
  • Sexual Health Wirral
  • Community Cardiology
  • Walk-in centres
  • Speech and Language Therapy
  • Teletriage
  • Community Dental
  • Social Care
  • End of Life Care

As a Trust, we provide extensive continuous professional development opportunities through a diverse range of learning solutions, including virtual and face-to-face events, webinars and action learning sets. We subscribe to numerous memberships and licences to support staff development and continuous learning.

You can read more about the Trust via thecareers section on our website.

Job description

Job responsibilities

Applications are welcomed from both experienced and newly qualified nurses however some previous experience of working within a community environment would be beneficial. We have an established preceptorship programme in place and you will be well supported by your manager and colleagues and valued in your role. We offer opportunities for personal and professional development and you will receive regular appraisal, clinical and safeguarding supervision.

Person Specification

Qualifications and professional training


  • Registered Nurse (Adult/Child)
  • Evidence of recent professional development


  • Mentorship Level 6
  • Modules at level 6 - Public Health Related
  • Solihull Approach trained
  • Motivational Interviewing trained
  • Immunisation training

Experience and knowledge


  • Knowledge of Public Health Priorities
  • Knowledge of child development
  • Knowledge of safeguarding issues and working with vulnerable families.
  • Understanding of role within the Public Health Team


  • Two years post registration with 12 months community experience
  • Experience of data collection for reports
  • Previous experience or working in a community environment

Skills and attributes


  • Good verbal, non-verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to use email, internet and word processing software
  • Ability to work as part of a team and independently
  • Effective interpersonal skills
  • Good organisational and time management skills


  • Ability to facilitate groups and discussions
  • Ability to be flexible to meet the needs of the service

Personal qualities


  • Commitment
  • Vision
  • Access to a car for work purposes
  • Confident and approachable

Employer details

Employer name

Wirral Community Health and Care NHS Foundation Trust


St Catherines Health Centre

Church Road


CH42 0LQ

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